PokerStars Festival Chile gets $500,000 guarantee

If you play the $1,650 PokerStars Festival Chile Main Event, you'll be playing for a prize pool worth at least $500,000 no matter how many show up to play. Today, PokerStars revealed that it's put up a half-million-dollar guarantee on that Main Event. By now, you've probably familiarized yourself wi...more

by Brad Willis on March 27, 2017 9:06 AM

PokerStars Championship Macau: Tournaments Deciphered

I've been part of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour for nine of the tour's ten seasons but even after back-to-back records for APPT Macau, the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room has never seen a tournament schedule quite as ambitious as the rebranded PokerStars Championship Macau which begins next week (Mar...more

by Fred Leung on March 22, 2017 4:32 AM

Kenny Smaron rides the storm for landmark win at PokerStars Championship Pan

Kenny Smaron: Champion in PanamaBack in 2015, in a cold December in Prague, Kenny Smaron tucked himself away in a quiet corner of a conference room at the Hilton Hotel and won a €10,000 buy-in High Roller poker tournament without all that many people noticing.Flash forward 15 months and Smaron, now ...more

by Howard Swains on March 20, 2017 7:48 PM

PokerStars Championship Panama: O'Dwyer on fire, captures another High Rolle

The first PokerStars Championship High Roller two months ago ended with a Team PokerStars Pro finishing fifth and a heads-up deal between a man named Greenwood from Toronto and a former Global Poker Index rankings leader.This time, however, the Greenwood came up one spot shy of the win. But it's ano...more

by Martin Harris on March 20, 2017 6:45 PM

PokerStars Championship Panama: Prosperous Panamanian Poker

Panama had never had a tournament with a prize pool that exceeded $1 million before the PokerStars Championship, now it's had three. Just a few meters away from eachother, two different sets of players are playing for six-figure prizes in tournaments that each had prize pools in excess of $1 million...more

by Alex Villegas on March 20, 2017 4:25 PM

PokerStars Championship Panama: Main Event Final Table live updates

10:20pm: Kenny Smaron wins PokerStars Championship Panama Main Event Level 29 - Blinds 50,000/100,000 (ante 10,000)After Smaron moved out to a commanding chip lead, he didn't look back. Smaron won the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth hands heads up. Finally, on the ninth, Gill tried to make a stand...more

by Live reporting team on March 20, 2017 9:35 AM

PokerStars Championship Panama: Five players, one $10K High Roller trophy

Just five remain with a shot at the next PokerStars Championship High Roller trophy. A total field of 110 entries meant a $1 million-plus prize pool, with the majority of it -- about two-thirds -- still up for grabs.With the chip advantage to start play today is no surprise. A quick scan of Steve O'...more

by Martin Harris on March 20, 2017 9:17 AM

PokerStars Championship Panama: O'Dwyer leads the High Roller final five

A total of 52 players started Day 2 of the PokerStars Championship Panama High Roller and we managed to make it down to just five after 10 more levels of play. Steve O'Dwyer started the day near the middle of the pack, but he consistently scored eliminations throughout the day to keep rising. Toward...more

by Alex Villegas on March 19, 2017 11:25 PM

PokerStars Championship Panama: Runner runner Greenwood

There's been a Greenwood at every single High Roller final table in PokerStars Championship history.Granted, the nascent series has only had two High Roller events, but the Greenwood twins are now 2-0 for these final tables. Luc Greenwood took down the inaugural PSC High Roller in the Bahamas this J...more

by Alex Villegas on March 19, 2017 9:51 PM

PokerStars Championship Panama: Mystery tea and multiple Argentinians

Panama provided a lot of firsts for several players. It was the first major tournament for some lucky qualifiers and a maiden voyage to Latin America for others.Many were surprised by the lush patches of green surrounding and dotting the city. Panama City is the only city in the world with a rainfor...more

by Alex Villegas on March 19, 2017 4:40 PM
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